This is a pair of large sections of rubber undercarriage tyre which have ripped off and smashed by the impact of the crash. The sections have been very nicely cleaned and still retains a lot of its original colour they are a nice large size at around 13 inches long and are in nice solid condition not braking up or falling apart which are perfect for display or any collection and rare to get parts like this from a battle of Britain Me109 .The parts come from German Messerschmitt bf109 work number 3627 of 3/JG27 which was shot down by RAF fighters on the 5th September 1940 at 4.15pm and crashed at Appledore near Ashford in Kent. A very nice air frame relic from a battle of Britain and German Messerschmitt 109.The tyre comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with pictures and photo of the pilot.
The plane was in combat with RAF fighters and was shot down by Sergeant C.A.L Hurry of number 43 squadron over Tenterden in Kent. The plane crashed and burned out at Appledore Station the pilot Oberleutnant Helmut Strobel was killed. The plane was recovered in the early 1970’s and was again re dug in 1978 when many other parts were recovered it was not until a third dig on 5th September 1986 this time they dug much deeper and they then found the body of Helmet Strobel which they recovered. He is last German pilot from the Battle of Britain to be recovered in Great Britain. In a twist of fate he was born on the 5th September 1915 as well in Austria he has now re buried back in his home town of Kolbnitz near Badgastein in Austria.
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